For years, I have been hearing all the buzz and fuss about SK-II Treatment Essence and I had never had the chance to try it. I knew it had an active ingredient found in sake, I knew it was spendy and I knew that Cate Blanchett was the spokes model for the brand and that’s it. As a beauty editor/blogger, I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try many products and while I definitely discover some great products, I rarely find ones that truly knock my socks off.
Well, I am here to tell you that SK-II Treatment Essence aka ‘holy water’ as it is known to devotees is clearly worth all the hype! This is definitely a transformative, results oriented product that delivers noticeable results after just one use and wonderfully cumulative results over time. Let me tell you more about it and about my experience with it.
Treatment Essence contains a magically transformative ingredient called Pitera, a blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids that work together to allow the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process to function at its prime. SK-II’s Essence contains over 90% pure Pitera which improves both the texture and clarity of your skin and facilitates a more radiant, glowing complexion.
Pitera is a very potent antioxidant that was accidentally discovered by a scientist over thirty years ago, when he noticed that the hands of workers at a Japanese saké brewery looked extremely soft, young and beautiful. Upon further investigation, the scientist discovered that the process of making hand-brewed sake meant that the workers were constantly in contact with Pitera, a natural by product of the yeast fermentation process. He discovered that Pitera rejuvenates the skin’s outer layer and over time it leads to clearer, smoother and younger looking skin.
How do you use SK-II? This is a tonic/toner that is applied by sprinkling about a teaspoon of the Essence into your palm, then rubbing your hands together to activate and then pressing the liquid gently and evenly onto face and neck. The Essence absorbs quickly and completely into your skin.
What can SK-II Treatment Essence to for your skin? It refines, firms, diminishes wrinkles, reduces brown spots and pigmentation and it improves the texture and clarity of your skin. It makes skin more supple, smooth, even toned, radiant and glowing. It lightens, brightens and wakes up your skin. Just look at what it has done for Cate Blanchett’s skin
What do I LOVE about SK-II Treatment Essence? This is a category busting product IMO, not quite a toner and not quite a serum, but something in between. Immediately upon contact, my skin drinks up this miraculous tonic and responds with softness and smoothness that just gets better over time! When I wake up in the morning after using this product, my skin is more vibrant and luminous, and after a couple months of use, I have noticed that my skin is smoother, less pigmented/more even and noticeably radiant. I really LOVE this product and definitely think it lives up to the hype and steep price tag. If you are looking for something to shake up your skincare routine, give the Essence a try, your skin will thank you!
Disclosure: SK-II sent me a sample of Treatment Essence for editorial consideration, but all of my observations and radiant skin are my very own.